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When Freedom Isn't

It seems like a generation ago people were excited about MySpace. It was marketed as a way for people to stay connected. The fun and silliness of life could be shared; party town for the world to take part in.

A few years later, I press convention and the chatter was all about the excitement of publishing breaking news, as long as it was 160 characters or less. Within this timeline Facebook was also “born.”

I often wonder how many people envisioned how complicated things could get. The more mobile and electronic reporting becomes, the more “citizen reporters” become the latest and greatest. To...


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